Some of the points that struck me reading this piece.
- Reagan also became president at a time of economic crisis.
- He understood that getting the economy on a good footing was the necessary foundation for transformational changes he wanted to make in what government was about.
- He had to build coalitions with Democrats and keep some of his conservative supporters at bay in order to pass legislation that was important to him.
- When he made some key deals, he kept his word.